PRE-CONCUSSION SCREENING for only $30 using the King Devick Test.
Schedule an appointment for your child or have the entire sports team pre-screened.
Is your child involved in sports, dance, or any other activities than may cause a head injury?
After a concussion it is important to measure how well the brain functions post-injury. At NYC Pupil we believe in the importance of pre-concussion screening before an injury actually occurs. Creating a baseline is the first step in managing head injury.
What is a King Devick Test? Having a Baseline Concussion Test is like having concussion insurance. We take baseline tests (typically prior to sport season) with the King Devick Test. If in the event of a concussion we administer the same test and compare to the prior test results. These baseline tests and post-injury tests are computerized assessments that measure Reaction Time, Memory Capacity, Speed of Mental Processing, and Executive Functioning of the brain. They also record baseline concussion symptoms and provide extensive information about the athlete's history with concussions and is of great help to doctors.
Why is it Important to get "Baselined?" Every concussion is unique, so it is important to treat individuals on a case-by-case basis. Comparing post-injury test scores of an individual to their own baseline test scores from before the concussion is considered best practice. Without a baseline test to use for comparison, an individual's post-injury test scores can only be compared to the general population. Whenever possible, we want to compare apples to apples, and Baseline Concussion Tests allow us to do just that. Also, because baseline testing usually occurs early in the season, the very act of getting tested will raise concussion awareness for athletes, parents, and coaches.
What is needed for a Baseline Concussion Test? The baseline tests that SCI uses are computer-based and can be taken anywhere with an internet connection. Typically, baseline tests take 30-45 minutes to administer, and can be done for both individual athletes and groups. SCI provides the most reliable concussion tests available and its staff are experts at analyzing and interpreting test scores.